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Death in the Pot

During a dearth in Gilgal, there was made for the sons of the prophets a pottage of wild herbs, some of which were poisonous. When the sons of the prophets tasted the pottage, they cried out, “There is death in the pot.” Then Elisha put into it some meal, and its poisonous qualities were counteracted. (2 Kings iv. 40.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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